Dr. Arien Smith, MD

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Neurosurgery

Dr. Arien Smith, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in East Brunswick, NJ and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and Saint Peter's University Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Arien Smith, MD

Brain and Spine Institute of NY and NJ

25 Kennedy Blvd Ste 850 East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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Based on 36 ratings

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After months of suffering with sciatica pain I was referred to Dr. Arien Smith. I called to make an appt and was able to be seen the following week. Dr. Smith looked at my MRI, examined me and told me what surgery to have within a few weeks they had the approval from my ins company and he preformed surgery which was a success! All my major pain was gone ( except from the incision pain) I was walking on my own 3 days later. His staff is also amazing putting up with my many phone calls!!!! If anyone needs surgery hes deff the doctor to go to, not many doctors have the bedside manor her does and something about him gives you that calm feeling that of course you want when it comes to a scary surgery !!! Thank you so much Dr. Smith and staff!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Patrycja Johnson – Dec 12, 2019
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Dr. Smith is an incredible surgeon. He takes his time and makes sure he gives you the pros and cons of your procedure. He understands your pain and fears regarding your situation and makes sure, he and his amazing staff takes the very best care in providing you with all the tools you’ll need before and after your surgery. They are GREAT!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 23, 2019
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Love the staff and office attentiveness every time I go. Dr. Arien Smith is one of the most honest and knowledgeable surgeons I've ever known. He took time to explain my surgery and why it was necessary. After my surgery, he spoke with my family and assured them the surgery went great and I was going to be okay. You don't find doctors with such bedside manners as Dr. Smith.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria Perez – Oct 30, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Smith is great. He's very clear about surgeries explains the pros and cons about it, follows up with me after at the hospital and in his offices.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 28, 2019
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I would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 01, 2019
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Very professional, I would highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 27, 2019
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Whenever I go to Dr. Smith for a follow up I get very good attention and the wait are not more than 10 minutes, also the environment is always clean also his staff is very generous and friendly they always provide me with the right information and also help me whenever i can't do thins on my own such as filling out paperwork.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 21, 2019
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Dr smiths honesty and excellent surgery he performed on my spinal cord injury was an excellent experience. Very professional and walking much better after 2 weeks thank you dr smith for your excellent care . Staff are also excellent
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James M in Marlboro – Dec 13, 2018
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Dr. Smith performed a miraculous surgery for my spinal cord injury. Continues to follow up with care. I believe he is the best at what he does. It is with his help and by the grace of God that I will be able to walk again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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NJ – Nov 17, 2018
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Dr Smith went above and beyond to be sure I received the appropriate treatment and day of surgery made sure I was comfortable. His staff was phenomenal with follow up. I can walk again and my recovery has gone way better than expected.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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New York – Oct 29, 2018
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He gave me my life back. I had very nice experience after Lumbar fusion and Laminectomy surgery. I am able to walk today because of his successful surgery. He also helped me get surgery on time when the hospital kept postponing it. He is very patient oriented and explained what he was going to do. I am very grateful to him. I would strongly recommend him to everyone. Thank you Dr. Smith
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Girish V – May 16, 2018
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I tell u I had surgery Friday and it Wednesday and I feel like a new person , pain gone, fantastic job doctor Smith
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Michael ocello in Springfield, PA – Dec 07, 2017
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Me intervino quieurgicamente, excelente, me gustaria contactarlo, necesito de sus servicios, a.mi me devolvió la vida, porfavor ayudenme a hubicarlo, gracias y bendiciones
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Ana Martinez in New Jersey – Jul 18, 2016
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Did not follow up and I was left worse than before.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
  • Long wait times
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Gary Rose in Hackensack, NJ – Apr 05, 2016
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Dr. Smith took one look at an incision from a surgery done by another doctor and did emergency surgery to remove a spinal cord stimulator. It was loaded iwith infection. thank you to him for acting so quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Steph in Bayonne, NJ – Dec 16, 2015
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We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester, majoring in Biology and Spanish. He then attended the Yale University School...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2010
Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
2004
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
Yale University School of Medicine
Medical School
2003
Yale University Yale School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Arien Smith, MD treat?

Dr. Arien Smith, MD frequently treats the following conditions: Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy, and Herniated Disc. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Arien Smith, MD's office address?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 25 Kennedy Blvd Ste 850, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Arien Smith, MD fluent in?

Dr. Arien Smith, MD is able to speak English and Spanish. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Arien Smith, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Arien Smith, MD is affiliated with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and Saint Peter's University Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Arien Smith, MD have?

Dr. Arien Smith, MD has over 19 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Arien Smith, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.2/5 for Dr. Arien Smith, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Low Back Pain more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 36% of his peers

Radiculopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Radiculopathy more than 29% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 29% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebroplasty

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Brain and Spine Institute of NY and NJ

Brain and Spine Institute of Ny and Nj25 Kennedy Blvd Ste 850 East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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